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November 3, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 53000‎
 
33′ David Villa
 
41′ Diego Costa
 
Top of the Match
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Koke
Koke
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
Mikel San José Domínguez
Mikel San José Domínguez
Athletic Bilbao
Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia
Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia
Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Rojiblancos cruise to third Liga win in a row

David Villa and Diego Costa both netted as Diego Simeone's men followed up wins over Granada and Betis with a comfortable triumph at the Vicente Calderon

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Atletico Madrid closed to within a point of Liga leaders Barcelona once again with a facile 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening.

David Villa opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark before Diego Costa racked up his 13th goal of the season in the 41st minute.

The hosts started sluggishly but they carried a constant through their front two, with Costa and Villa both going close before the latter opened the scoring with a fine drive from just inside the area on 33 minutes.

Atletico doubled their advantage shortly before the break when Koke released Costa, who cut inside one defender before coolly slotting the ball past Gorka Iraizoz.

Diego Simeone's men could have put the result beyond all doubt in the 63rd minute when Koke and Costa combined again to tee up Villa, but the Barcelona man fired wide.

However, it mattered not, as any hope Athletic had of turning the game around all but ended when Erik Moran was sent off with just 10 minutes to go after picking up a second yellow for a poor challenge on Diego Godin.

Bizarrely, Iker Muniain had the visitors' best chance moments later, but he dragged his shot just wide after beating two men.

However, Atletico were ultimately able to cruise to their 11th victory in 12 Liga games so far this season - and their third in a row since their shock defeat at Espanyol.


Atletico Madrid

13
Thibaut Courtois
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Diego Godín
Defender
23′
3.50
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
3.50
20
Juanfran
Defender
60′
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
6′
3.50
5
Tiago
Midfielder
3.00
6
Koke
Midfielder
41′
3.50
14
Gabi
Midfielder
3.00
7
Adrián
Striker
72′
3.00
9
David Villa
Striker
33′ 83′
3.50
19
Diego Costa
Striker
41′ 74′
4.00

Athletic Bilbao

2.50
1
Iraizoz
Goalkeeper
2.00
4
2.50
15
2.50
24
Balenziaga
Defender
37′
2.50
7
Beñat
Midfielder
54′
2.50
17
Mikel Rico
Midfielder
2.50
18
2.50
10
2.00
19
Muniain
Striker
44′
3.00
20

Substitutes

35
Yassine Bounou
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
22
 - 
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
72′ 76′
 - 
11
 - 
19
Guilavogui
Midfielder
 - 
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
13
Iago
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
Albizua
Defender
69′
 - 
23
Borja Ekiza
Defender
2.00
5
Erik Morán
Midfielder
37′ 64′ 79′
2.50
14
Susaeta
Midfielder
54′
 - 
21
Ander Herrera
Midfielder
 - 
11

Coach/Manager

-
3.50

Coach/Manager

2.50
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0